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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback
  • Publication: 31 May 2023
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800920897
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 127x180 mm
  • Illustrations: 1800
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: £9.99
  • Series: The Companion Series

The Colour Mixing Companion

£9.99

Your no-fuss guide to mixing watercolour, oils & acrylics by Julie Collins

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Book Description

This is a clear, comprehensive guide to colour mixing in the three most popular mediums: watercolour, acrylics and oils. The portable, pocket-sized companion introduces simple colour theory and colour wheels, with templates provided so that readers can paint their own. The Colour Mixing Companion provides a vital step towards understanding the intricacies and workings of colour in the three mediums.

There is vividly illustrated guidance on complementary, warm and cool colours, tone, using a limited palette, dull and bright colours and factoring in local colour, followed by an array of essential colour mixes using widely available paints.

The Colour Mixing Companion is a beautifully presented and practical guide to understanding and mixing colours; artists from beginners to more experienced painters will find this a handy, comprehensive guide.

Table of Contents

Introduction6
MIXING WATERCOLOURS8
Materials10
Colours used in this section14
Colour18
Colour tone30
Using a limited palette32
Dull and bright colours38
Local colour40
Colour mixes42
MIXING ACRYLICS62
Materials64
Colours used in this section68
Colour70
Colour tone80
Using a limited palette82
Dull and bright colours86
Local colour87
Colour mixes88
MIXING OILS108
Materials110
Colours used in this section114
Colour118
Colour tone128
Using a limited palette130
Dull and bright colours134
Local colour136
Colour mixes138
Glossary158

About the Author

About Julie Collins

Julie Collins studied Fine Art at the University of Reading and has been an artist, writer and teacher since then. She has written a number of colour mixing guides and artists' problem-solving books and also writes for The Artist magazine. She works from her studio in Hampshire, UK, where she explores her passion for painting, drawing and crafts.

Julie has won numerous prestigious awards for her watercolour paintings, including, most recently, the award of first prize for Watercolour at the Royal West of England Academy Annual Exhibition 2019. Julie was also elected an associate Member of the Society of Women Artists in August 2019.

Julie is the author of the Colour Mixing Guides in Acrylics, Oils and Watercolour, published by Search Press.

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